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and north africa. that is what prompted that move by the obama administration to close the embassies and then just today to issue the worldwide travel alert. i spoke with a u.s. official who called this threat both credible and serious saying that it could be directed at diplomatic posts but could go beyond that. hence today you see the worldwide travel alert for any americans traveling abroad. my colleague barbara starr has been told they are looking specifically at a potential threat to the u.s. embassy in yemen between the days of august 3rd through the 6th. also they are specifically looking at august 4th. on this year that has become a particularly special and important day in the islamic calendar as it relates to ramadan. >> why do they have affiliates going after america? what's the hallmark that al qaeda could be behind the threats? >> they have shown the desire and ability to go after u.s. targets abroad. they were behind the plot that the cia thwarted a year ago. they're also believed to be behind those cargo packages that were shipped to chicago synagogues with exemployees
that they are monitoring a specific threat in yemen, the kcapital of yemen. remember, just this thursday, president obama met with yemen's president in the white house. counter-terrorism was one of the main topics they talked about. so far, the only al qaeda affiliate that has shown both the desire and ability to attack u.s. posts overseas is al qaeda in the arabian peninsula or aqap, based in yemen. >> as you said, there is this new travel alert that came out just seconds ago. let me read you a little part of that. it said an attack possibly occurring in or emanating from the arabian peninsula. clearly, there are some very specific fears for that region. one of the things we mentioned was the date right now. about a month before september 11th. the attacks in new york and 2001 and the one year anniversary of the attacks of that compound in benghazi in libya. any sense that this now round of threats causing the embassies to close this week and now this travel warning we just received, any sense those are connected to the benghazi anniversary? >> it's possible. none of the officials i spoke with are neces
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. >>> the clothing company, forever 21 cutting employee hours and blaming obama care for it. >>> bear attacks on the rise. how seven people were malled in four days. this is cnn newsroom. we're keeping a close eye on the massive wildfire rolling across idaho sun valley. look at these pictures. you have thousands of people in the path of this fire. they're being told get out of their homes. in the southeast very different story. that's where you're going to see heavy rains swamping parts of the florida panhandle and areas along the gulf coast. the rains are even saturating areas as far north as the carolinas where some roads there under two feet of water this weekend. i want to bring in chad meyers to talk about all the severe weather. dan simon is in idaho. chad, i want to start off with you here. this is crazy. it's insane to see this extreme weather throughout the country. you're looking at the florida panhandle where it doesn't seem to let up. >> if you had a weekend vacation in panama city, you didn't have a good time. ten inches of rain in about 48 hours from friday night to sunday night
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leaker edward snowden himself. these new revelations today may contradict president obama's recent assurances, remember he talked last friday, about nsa surveillance programs. >> a general impression has, i think, taken hold not only among the american public but also around the world that somehow we're out there willy-nilly just sucking in information on everybody. and doing what we please with it. that's not the case. >> let me bring in three pinuated voices. ben ferguson and erol lewis. david soroda, i want to begin with you. my first question, when we look at edward snowden you hear it from different camps. you hear traitor. you hear patriot. here we are. we are still clearly talking about this and debating this. is what snowden did in the long run good for americans? suroda? >> absolutely. i think he's a hero. i think today's story is vindication of the fact he's a whistle blower. this story that was in the "washington post" today about the government breaking the law thousands of times a year in just one part of nsa, not the whole nsa, just one part, breaking the law thousand
network. >> president obama stuck to his planned weekend schedule, golfing and going to will camp david for his birthday. a white house official says the president will will continue to be updated about the threat through the weekend. the white house says it will not comment on intelligence in this case, particularly as it relates to a "new york times" report that says that some of this intelligence came from intercepted electronic communications between senior al qaeda operatives. our terrorism expert paul crookshank says regardless of what happens as a result of this threat, the terrorists have caused enough concern to prompt close urz and travel alerts like we're seeing. an anna? >> emily, thank you. >>> the threat is not limited to embassies. the state department issued a global travel alert yesterday. even if you don't see the extra security at airports, you can be certain that it's there. cnn's nick valencia reports from atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. >> reporter: anna, for those passengers traveling dpes tickally this weekend, it should be business as usual. longer lines a
to speed on some of our other top stories. the white house announcing this morning that president obama has canceled talks with russian president vladimir putin scheduled for moscow next month. this is a move that will tos russia's decision to grant asylum to the nsa leaker edward snowden. mr. obama has decide however, that heal attend a g-20 summit scheduled in st. petersburg next month. >>> a massive fire shut down the international airport in asht in kennate an ta international airport. these were posted by kenya's red cross on twitter. fire engulfing the airport's entire international terminal. the good news though, no shlt cas reported in this inferno. kenya airways says they have been able to resume some of the flights out of that airport. a government spokes bern says he does not know what caused this fire. yet, they are not ruling anything out at this time. >>> a strange one. two florida mayors busted, arrested, cuffed and led away all because of bribery charges. miami lakes mayor michael peasy and sweet water mayor manual murano were arrested by the fbi on tuesday following a two-y
was burning but the state's request for aid was turned down by the obama administration. 19 firefighters died fighting that fire. it is arizona's deadliest wildfire and governor jan brewer said she is "deeply troubled" by fema's decision. senator john mccain called the rejection of money to rebuild homes and money "a shame." >>> president obama says more help is coming to wounded war vets to get them better educated, more jobs and faster access to medical services. he spoke to hundreds of them at the disabled american veterans national convention and he admitted the backlog of vets medical claims is "unacceptable." >> today i can report that we are not where we need to be but we're making progress. we are making progress. so after years when the backlog kept growing, finally the backlog is shrinking. in the last five months alone, it's down nearly 20%. we're turning the tide. >> a recent report from the center for investigative reporting found that since 2009 when obama took office, the number of veterans waiting more than a year for benefits has skyrocketed 2,000% from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,
has strong opinions about president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, the obama administration and it will be right at the top of our show coming up. >> sounds pretty compelling, jake tapper. we will see you and be tuned in 12 minutes and counting. tapper, thank you very much. >>> two young bartenders from the u.k. arrested in peru with 25 pounds of cocaine stamped in their luggage. they're in big, big trouble. they say they didn't know it was there. that's next. >>> now some of the hottest stories in a flash, rapid fire. roll it. we begin with this massive pipeline explosion in western illinois. flames shot into the sky after a huge pipeline ruptured last night, forcing the evacuation of some 80 homes. still don't know what caused that fire. >> in turkey two, people dead from exposure to toxic gas. happened aboard this ship. this used to be the pacific princess. it used to be the home of the series "the love boat." the boat will be turned on its side so authorities can investigate that. ♪ >> how about this, singer kelly clarkson, a huge jane austin fan, willin
the snooping violates privacy laws, and comes just a week after president obama trumpeted safeguards that he says helped minimize the risk to americans' privacy. >> checks are in place. and those abuses would be against the law and would be against the orders of the fiske. >> reporter: an internal nsa audit in other top secret files revealed there were more than 2,000 violations in the recent 12-month period, mostly unintentional. the nsa says when mistakes are made, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. but the new report raises concerns about that balance of power. the "washington post" reported the chair of the senate intelligence committee diane feinstein wasn't even aware of the audit until it was reported in the paper. feinstein disputes that, but in a statement admitted that the committee can and should do more to independently verify that nsa's operations are inappropriate and that its awareness of incidents are accurate. and the top judge on the secretive court that approves surveillance programs says judges aren'
putin spoke to president obama and told him this was happening today. we don't know that yet, we don't have that information yet. but not a surprise to u.s. officials. the question now, where does the u.s. relationship go with the russians? will there still be that close cooperation on key areas like counterterrorism and that's what is really potentially at stake here. the president has to decide what he wants to do. the u.s. and the russians cooperating on the boston marathon bombing and looking to cooperate on the -- >> barbara, i'm sorry, i have to interrupt you. we have to go back to that cleveland courtroom. ariel castro apologizing for his crimes against these three women. let's listen. >> ohio law with respect to sentencing, frankly, concerning the scope and nature of the charges and the victims involved. i don't know if this could have been any more -- the remainder of sentencing hearing will be any different. the parties have met and talk would the court and i have what will be committed and i think the state's concern is that in light of the nature of the sentence, anything
obama mask stuck a broom up his backside as the announce joked. republican lieutenant governor peter kinder called for those responsible to be held accountable. it is not clear if any action will be taken against the rodeo clowns. >>> in money news, apple users may have another reason to get excited. according to reports apple plans to now the newest addition to the iphone in september. apple has not released an official statement. but iphone users are buzzing online that a new iphone could come at a lower cost with an improved camera and fingerprint sensor abilities. keep your eyes open tonight, a celestial fireworks show known as the perseid meteor shower is expected to hit its peak. the immediate your shower occurs every august when the earth passes through the dust of a comet's tail. the best time to view the shower is between midnight and 5:00 a.m. eastern time. >>> there's a new kick in the murder investigation of ---there's a newly revealed focus on hernandez's fiance, specifically whether she hid the murder weapon. excuse san candiotti has been covering this case. >> yes, the
in history is going to make a trip to the white house. president obama will host the '72 dolphins, more than four years after they won a perfect game. jason dufner won his first perform pga championship. he's sleeping with the trophy with the caption, i've been replaced. carroll, you see that trophy right there -- >> that's the definition of a trophy wife. >> how many beers do you think that holds? >> i would say maybe three cases. >> that's about right. dufner said it holds 43. to know that number, it must have poured 43 in there. >> it looks like he drank 43 beers before going to sleep with that think. andy schultz, thank you. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" right after we come back from a break. you2% cash back, which is deposited in your fidelity account. is that it? actually... there's no annual fee and no limits on rewards. and with the fidelity cash management account debit card, you get reimbursed for all atm fees. is that it? oh, this guy, too. turn more of the money you spend into money you invest. it's everyday reinvesting for your personal economy. the beach on your tv is much cl
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, or north africa. we've actually been asked by an obama administration official not to go into a lot of detail about all of this because it is so sensitive, so serious, it could put things at risk. intercepts are some of the most critical that the u.s. intelligence gathers. what are intercepts? it could be a cell phone conversation, website posting, chat room, a courier message. there's any number of ways that the u.s. would come to have knowledge about intercepted communications, but it looks like it was one of these events in the last two weeks that lead to this growing alarm and lead to several subsequent events. closing down of embassies, the worldwide threat advisory, and, indeed, some u.s. troops being put on a higher state of alert in the region, ready to respond if it were to come to that. fred? >> many to respond within an hour, if they had to pack up and go. >> absolutely. this is now something u.s. marines are prepared to do when ordered. there are marines in southern spain, in southern italy, and onboard three u.s. navy warships off the coast of yemen. those are routine d
the missouri state fair while wearing a mask of president obama has been banned from performing at the missouri state fair ever again. while that clown was performing, the voice over a loud speaker asked if the crowd wanted to see obama run down by a bull. fair officials have apologized for the stunt. >>> hollywood's most famous fish and now nemo and dory are getting a new ending for their second on-screen debut. >> i want to touch it. >> oh. >> hey, come back. come on back here. >> i'm gonna get you. >> i'm gonna get you. ♪ i'm gonna swim with you i'm gonna be your best friend ♪ good feelings gone. >> ah! >> i just want to sit here and watch "nemo." anyway, according to the "new york times" pixar said the end was changed because of recent criticism surrounding black fish. a documentary about whales held in captivity at seaworld, black fish, highlights the death of a trainer. the ending in "finding dory" was set to take place at a marine park like seaworld. they now have the option of freely leaving the marine park if they want to. it's set for release in 2015. >>> here's what's new in the
turned 30 years old. he admits to shooting her to death, but says it was an accident. >>> obama welcomes the miami dolphins to the white house tuesday. the team missed the honor 41 years ago because of the watergate scandal that engulfed president richard nixon. >>> george zimmerman's wife shelly is due in court thursday. she is accused of lying under oath whether she could afford her husband's legal
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judge, judge jackson who was appointed by president obama in 2011. and she's going to have to really make a case for whatever she decides. and i do think that there are all kinds of factors that she will consider. the fact that both parents, if they're both in jail who will care for the children, you know, his wife is also going to be sentenced. so is it better to have her at home, on probation, on house arrest? i think she's also going to be burdened with whether or not she has to make sort of a statement about politicians gone awry. >> use this as an example, talking about the power. >> absolutely. >> and we're talking about a family name. >> right. >> which has such great prominence on so many different levels. >> right. i do think he should serve jail time and i think she should too. >> carrie. >> i agree. i think they both should serve some limited jail time. his wife may serve a short sentence for six months. >> does first offense count here? maybe jail time or community service or something -- >> that's a possibility. but i think the court is going to want to teach them more o
. it will be a kennedy-type name. it will be an obama-type name. i'm not surprised she's leaving the door open and if the opportunity arises, she'll go for it. >> okay, let's listen to exactly what she said, because we're going to parse every single word. here it is. >> i'm also grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where i really believe in my elected officials and their ethos and competencies. one day if i thought i could make more of a difference in the public sector or if i didn't like how my city, state, or country were being run, i'd have to ask and answer that question. >> okay, she's saying i'd ask and answer that question some time in the future maybe. certainly, as a clinton, she would have access to an amazing network of fundraisers, the name recognition would be huge for her. i think we can say that she's pretty likable. >> right. >> but is she the kind of dynamo -- i think of her as reserved. is she the dynamo that really sort of real retail politician we see in, like, hillary clinton or bill clinton? they really get into this stuff, she doesn't seem to as much. >>
book "emily gets her gun but obama wants to take yours." so welcome to both of you. here's the first thing that jumped out at us. you look at this guy, chris christie, three hot button issues, span of a couple days. marijuana, guns, gay conversion therapy. emily, my first question is fou. what does that sound like to you? is this someone that wants to get this out of the way before campaign season? what do you make of it? >> he's jumping all over the board but there's no question that chris christie has his eyes on the white house. he was on friday or thursday of last week, at the rnc meeting in boston and gave a speech where most of the people there expected to not like him, because he has gone so far to the left and also has helped president obama get re-elected after hurricane sandy last year, but really won over the crowd saying here i am in a blue state using conservative principles and then oddly, although he did veto these gun control bills the next day, he then does this -- passes this bill on gay conversion therapy. so he's a little bit all over the book but absolutely no do
on the u.s. deppmatic compound in benghazi. after that point, the obama administration was criticizeded for not responding strongly enough to that threat. this time, officials say they're acting out of what they call an abundance of caution. something else that's interesting that happened as a result of benghazi. we know the pentagon approved a marine combat team to respopd if there's a crisis. roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea. around 500 are split between italy and spain. n now, they are posted there full time. to respond if something happens in the area. that's something different than what happened when that attack in benghazi happened just about 11 months ago. >> thanks so much from washington. >>> the travel alert will impact americans all over the world. nick is live at atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport. so, you've been talking to passengers today. are they saying anything unusual about their travel day? >> if you're traveling dmesically this weekend, you probably won't notice a change at all. we just got back from inside the terminal, it's business as usual. there
. the obama administration was severely criticized for not responding strongly to the threat. this time officials are using this phrase. they say they're acting out of an abundance of caution. here's something we do know that affects benghazi. basically there are roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea, 500 marines split between italy and spain. they are posted there full-time for the sole purpose of responding if there is an attack in the area. these are marines who could go in the event that these threats turned into actual attacks and be there quicker than they were able to be there at this time last year. >> emily, thanks so much in washington. >>> a travel alert coming out of this really could impact americans for the next month or so. now we go to nick valencia a at atlanta's hart field -- hartsfield-jackson airport. >> lines shouldn't be longer, no more delays because of this travel alert, though the state department does say we should not see any visible changes in security due to this travel warning. i spoke to passengers. we got some mixed reaction. while some were comple
of physical finance during and after his term. nixon, ford, carter jogged, reagan rode horses, obama plays basketball and the first president bush even jumped out of an airplane. each one a living reminder that how much your health matters whether you're famous or not. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >>> let's check your top stories. one of the fastest moving fire in southern california still out of control. palm springs has had 14,000 acres burned so far. and seven communities have been ordered to evacuate. oprah winfrey says she was a victim of racism on a recent trip in switzerland. the media mogul said she asked to see a back and the clerk refused to show it to her. they say it was a misunderstanding and had nothing to do with racism. >>> in sports, tiger woods has a lot of work to do if he wants to take the pga championship. he's nine shots out as the second round gets under way. he tees off at 1:45 eastern. adam scott is on top of the leader board. you can catch round 2 on tnt starting at 1:00. >>> don't miss cnn's all access pass. a cnn's bleacher report special, rachel nicoles, takes
to introduce the newest member of the obama family, our new puppy, sunny. >>> this new story might have upstaged the new pup. talk about new faces at the white house. we can't exactly call them new anymore. the 1972 miami dolphins. the only undefeated team in nfl history got their long awaited photo op with the president today. it was 40 years in the making. they are a little grayer now. >> i know it's a little unauthor docks four decades after the fact, but these guys never got their white house visit after winning super bowl vii. i know some of them are a little hard to recognize these days. you know, they don't have the afros, the mutton chops, the fu man chus. >>> going to bring in the host of "the lead" jay tapper. i know you're talking to larry zonka on your show in a few moments. when you go back to '72, president nixon, watergate kept them busy? why has this taken so long? >> it is a mystery we don't fully know. back in that era it was not a hard and fast rule that if you won the super bowl or any sort of championship you automatically went to the white house. it does turn out t
these recent moves by the obama administration not only to close the number of embassies that it did, but then today to also issue that worldwide travel alert. but basically the more and more we hear from sources, the more everything seems to point to yemen as the source of origin. >> and as this note says, things seem to have ramped up in the last couple of days with the approach of the end of ramadan. dana, to you on the hill. i know members of congress, they are heading out of town for multiple weeks. they're being briefed. they are obviously taking this quite seriously. >> they are. since you and i spoke last hour, brooke, i've spoken to two additional sources. one from each party who have been briefed. both say they absolutely think the administration is doing the right thing. that this is an entirely appropriate response and reaction based on the threat that they know is out there. the one thing they say, though, is, you know, chris lawrence and our other colleagues, their sources are saying all signs are pointing to yemen. but they also say that they are seeing chatter that sh
for the rest of the weerk. an unprecedented move by the obama administration. so with us now from washington, d.c., is gloria borger, our chief political analyst. and so gloria, we know members of congress who have seen this intelligence, they seem to support the embassy closures, even republicans. listen to this. >> i'm a republican, but i'm saying the administration -- they've had different issues. what they are doing now is what has been to be done. they'd be derelict if they didn't. we can't criticize them for doing too much. >> congressman king, republican. is everyone up there behind the president? >> yeah, i think congressman king kind of summed it up pretty well. look, you know, even the vice president was up on capitol hill last week talking to members in a classified briefing. it's clear to me from my sources, listening to what people are saying publicly is that they have some incontrovertible evidence. and what they're doing is they're erring on the side of caution particularly given what occurred in benghazi. i mean, you know, they're trying to do a lessons learned here and be proac
? apparently when the obama administration refuses to say it is. our guest, senator john mccain, is breaking from the white house talking points on egypt, even though he just got back from a trip there at the president's
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